Chicken In Crunchy Peanut Butter Sauce

I got a craving for peanut butter the other day at the same time I was thinking about what to make for dinner. The idea of a chicken and peanut butter combo appealed to me. A recipe from Connie of Casa Veneracion looked delicious so I decided to adapt it with a little bit more of spicy flavor.

Chicken In Crunchy Peanut Butter Sauce


  • 5-6 chicken pieces (legs, thighs)
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped finely
  • 1 thumb-size ginger chopped finely
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • sprinkle of black pepper
  • 1/2 cup crunchy penaut butter
  • 1 cup water
  • sprinkle of red pepper flakes (more if you want it spicy)


  • Heat up oil in a saute pan. Brown the chicken pieces, 3 minutes on each side, skin side down first.
  • Add garlic, onions, ginger, water, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, black pepper, and a little bit of red pepper flakes. Stir everything together. Cover the pan and let the mixture boil.
  • Stir in the crunchy peanut butter, lower the heat, cover the pan then simmer for 35-40 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Transfer in a serving bowl. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Serve with rice and veggies. I’m glad I used crunchy peanut butter coz the peanuts added a welcomed crunchy texture. Seriously, this was good.

Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She's also a proud Bibliophile and loves being a bargain fashionista & SHOEHOLIC!

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